Episode 49: FLASH GORDON


Dave! Aaa-aaaah! Saviour of the universe! Dru! Aaa-aaaah! Master of the impossible! 24 Panels! It’s a miracle! In our 49th episode of 24 Panels (if you don’t count all the bonus episodes, one-shots, etc.), we close out our look at the comic book films of producer Dino De Laurentiis with Mike Hodges’ 1980 adaptation of sci-fi comic strip hero Flash Gordon, which — like the Danger: Diabolik and Barbarella — boasts some spectacular set design, action set pieces, and keeps a light, fun tone throughout. We also hear a listener’s response to Dave’s criticism of Pa Kent’s death scene in Man of Steel (as heard in this episode). If you want to submit an audio clip for use on the show, email an MP3 to us at feedback@24panelspersecond.com and you might hear yourself on an upcoming episode! In any case, we implore you — every man, every woman, ever child, everyone — to listen to this episode of 24 Panels!

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Dru Jeffries is the co-host of 24 Panels Per Second. Follow him on Twitter @violetbooth.

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4 Responses

  1. James says:

    Other band-written soundtracks: Air scored The Virgin Suicides, Broken Social Scene did Half Nelson, and then there’s my favourite, Explosions in the Sky’s score to Friday Night Lights. Queen’s Flash Gordon is a different (and magnificent) creature altogether.

  2. Dru says:

    It doesn’t get much better than EitS’s score for Friday Night Lights, does it?

  3. Dave says:

    I forgot about TRON LEGACY’s Daft Punk score, which is a fantastic rock/pop written soundtrack, regardless of what one thinks of the film.

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